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August, 2020

tue11Aug10:00 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventThe Accessibility PlaybookAna Thompson, University of Washington Bothell • Amy Spielmaker, Western Oregon University10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time


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Tuesday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time


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Session Description

How we design our courses and our content makes all the difference in the world to our students. There are some practical ways we can ensure that the great content we create is accessible to all (or most) of our learners. In this session, we will share tips for dramatically improving the accessibility of your courses.


Ana Thompson, University of Washington Bothell

Ana Thompson has worked in higher education for the last 19 years in the areas of IT, digital/online learning, strategic planning, accessibility, instructional design, and as affiliate faculty. Currently, she is the lead of the Universal Design for Active Learning (UDAL) campus initiative, chairs the Campus Accessibility Plan efforts, represents Bothell in the UW IT Accessibility Tri-Campus Task Force, and is a member of the Learning Spaces Design Team. She has made a great number of interactive presentations and workshops at NW/MET, NWeLearn, CCUMC, AHG, ATHEN, Next Generation Learning Spaces, and other venues.

Amy Spielmaker, Western Oregon University

Amy Spielmaker works in the College of Education at Western Oregon University where she teaches instructional design, develops marketing materials, oversees digital media production, develops and maintains all college websites, and assists faculty with curriculum development and creating engaging online classes. Amy also does freelance web and instructional design.